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tonight. >> the show may be over, the conversation continues on the website., google+ or twitter, facebook. see you next time. good evening everyone, welcome to ala america. i'm credit john siegenthaler in new york. without a trace. what happened to flight 370? tonight new details on the search for missing malaysia airlines flight. after fukushima, marking three years from the catastrophic nuclear accident, we'll have a report from japan and banning bossy.
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plus being 8, the child of migrant workers through her eyes, the powerful story of a family, life in the fields. >> the skies were clear. the captain was with the airlines for 33 years. the plane, one of the safest and most sophisticated in the world. there is much we know about malaysia airlines 370. but it pales to what we don't know. how could an airplane with 370 on board simply vanish? richelle carey has more. >> authorities have no physical evidence of the plane. they do know that two men boarded the flight with stolen
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passports. today, malasian and thai authorities offered up some more clues about these passengers and how they got on board. the documents were are listed on interpol's list of stolen documents but authorities never checked. malasian officials also said an iranian man bought the tickets for the passengers but that has not been confirmed. identified one of the passengers his name though has not been released. many people want to know how passengers with fake or stolen passports were able to get on the plane. i know you have more information on that john. >> we do and there are big questions about these passports and questions about how they were supposed to get onto the plane. we ask jonathan betz to look into this and what it says about airline security.
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>> it's hard to believe in this day and age people can board planes with stolen passports but it happens a lot. the police agency interpol says last year people boarded planes a billion times without having their passports screened. that's 2 out of 5 international passengers whose passports are notfully checked. interpol built a database of stolen passports around the world, it has now registered 40 million stolen travel documents. most countries simply don't bother running passports through that database. the united states is the west for doing that, followed by britain and united arab emirates. it's likely those documents would have been caught. making sure the passengers are who they say they are.
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interpol says it's a huge hole in security. >> jonathan betz joining us. now to speak to us about this is evy are pomporis, evi good to have you on the program. >> good to be here. >> i would think the airlines would want to run everybody through that passport machine or the database. why not? >> well, you would think that, but it's very time consuming. there's a lot of work and effort and manpower that goes into that. a lot of countries don't have that resource to put in. others aren't as diligence as we are. we have experienced 9/11 and we are more sensitive than other countries. they may not feel they are as vulnerable or as big a target as we are here in the u.s. >> we have heard about stolen passports. how often do you see fake passports that get through?
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>> counterfeit passports are much more difficult, the bar, the scanning, whatnot, they are probably easier to detect, they are easier to detect. usually when you want to board a plane what most criminals do is go underground and purchase real passports and insert their own photo in there and use those documents to move about freely. counterfeit usually not. usually you don't have original documents, that's the best way to move undetected. >> i would think that the airlines would want to invest in this, otherwise i mean, all it takes is one catastrophic accident to cause an airline, a huge problem. >> i think a lot of this has to do with human error and complacency. to you and me it may seem logical. maybe they don't have the
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technology to follow through and do these checks or maybe they feel there's no reason there. so if they've never had anything happen in the past you become complacent. what's the chance of it happening in the future? now after this event you can bet that malaysia airlines and all the other airlines will be checking. >> how does law enforcement follow up on these stolen passports? >> usually they'll follow them back. what they've done is pinpoint those individuals, fingertips off the tickets -- fingerprints off the tickets themselves. there are a lot of underground rings that sell passports like this. i've been involved in cases like this where we have done buss of those who sell documents like this. they understand the dangers of this, law enforcement and they do pursue these people actively but there are a lot of
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individuals who partake of this type of nefarious activity. >> there is a lot we don't know but based on what we know, what strikes you? >> what strikes me here is obviously we've got the plane, the incident and then the coincidence that you have two individuals on the plane with stolen passports. it is -- it's very likely that there's something nefarious going on here. law enforcement authorities don't want to come out and say that but what are the probabilities, what are the possibilities of something like this happening? they are very strong. you can't get your hands on the plane, they're having difficulty. let's go through the process of elimination, let's track these two individuals down if they had anything to do with it. if it is, there is a signal that something did go wrong with the flight. if they are able to clear this you focus on the actual plane itself, mechanical issues and
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whatnot. there are a lot of red flags here. >> are there plenty of people out there who have stolen passports who just don't want to be identified for any number of reasons but who want to travel and have nothing to do with terrorism or an aggressive act against an airplane? >> oh, absolutely. there's plenty of criminals they are jumping country to country, they want to go from one place to another to do nefarious activities and escape or whatnot. does this happen? yes but it's the randomness of the acts, the plane going down, these two individuals being on the plane. and the fact of an iranian who purchased the tickets. there's a little bit of concern there. >> evi, good to have you on the program. >> thank you. >> the 777 is one of the safest planes to be built.
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our jacob ward has a piece on limits of technology. >> because there is so many of us using cell phones the cost of this kind of transmission technology is quite low. that's not the case when it comes to transmitting to and from an airplane. the airplane needs satellite information in order to get to and fro with transmissions which are very expensive. a live uplink with a satellite would cost an individual airline up to $300 million per year. that's not an acceptable amount of money about the incredibly small and shrinking incident of airline disaster. the particular aircraft the boeing 777 has seen only one prior accident the asiana
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airlines crash in san francisco which killed three people. it is one of the safest airplanes ever made. to face this expense in face of the odds doesn't make sense. there is the argument about search and rescue. couldn't the black box replacement, couldn't a live uplink via satellite give us a jump of finding survivors of a crash like this? typically there are not survivors of a crash like this. there have been miracles, the miracle on the hudson, the u.s. airways airline that sat down in the middle of the hudson river is an exception. when a plane falls from a height 35,000 feet that this particularly airline was traveling at, the water is concrete and it is very improbable that anyone would
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survive. this system of transmitting back and forth from a satellite isn't that good for search aand rescue. it is a question of getting forecast back from the black box to make the small improvements that we hope to be able to make to airlines in the future but those airlines are doing a pretty good job when it comes to safety so it's unlikely that anyone is going to make that kind of investment in the future. >> adam weiss, currently with the spectrum group. mark has flown the 777, the same model that disappeared. mark, welcome. >> thank you. >> how likely do you think this is an accident? >> an act of terror? >> no, an accident. >> my gut feeling is this was not an accident. that airplane is an extremely safe airplane. it's a good airplane to fly. it's a stable platform. it's forgiving.
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it's built with pilots in mind. its systems are very straightforward. redundant. i don't think that airplane came out of the sky in its own validity. >> if there was a technical problem then did the plane follow do you think the protocol for communications? >> well, you know there's a very fundamental belief in aviation, that is eight o aviate, nave gad communicate. one of the pilots will always fly the airplane as safely as possible. and handle the aircraft. the other pilots will be navigating and helping to navigate the aircraft or working on the problem as it exists and then communicating. letting people know what you're doing. remember, an airway, where this airplane was flying, is very much like a highway. and you're not the only one there. it's a three dimensional arena.
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and you have to announce your intentions, if you're going to deviate from your flight path. so if you had an event that you had enough time to turn around, or to change your altitude, or to change your flight path, someone in the cockpit normally would have had enough time to articulate that to air traffic control. and if they were out of range for some reason of air traffic control, remember that's a corridor. that's a road basically in the sky. there probably were other aircraft in the vicinity that could have picked up the transmission. >> talk to me about how personal a crash like this is for you, someone who's flown that airplane, used to fly around the world. what's this like? >> well, you know, i think in the aviation community, any time something happens, no matter what airline it is, who they are, the flight crew and certainly your hearts have to go out to the families and the
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friends of those people, everybody there. you know the training that those crew members went through. and you know, pilots want to come home. flight attendants want to come home. everybody is very professional, has a job. that could have been me on that aiairplane. and the way co-chairs operate, testing that flight, could have potentially gotten on another airline at a connecting point and flown to the united states. it could have been somebody here. >> there are a lot of people in our business in our profession that are sort of saying, look, how is it possible that this big airplane goes down and there's not a trace? and that we haven't seen anything on the water? but can you talk about the size of the area that they're looking? >> well, you know, i think there's somewhat of a
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misconception in the sense that, you know, the area that the aircraft went down in, it may be smaller than the atlantic where the air france 447 went down. but remember, that took a number of days to find that. and it took quite a while to be able to finally uncover the wreckage. i think what you're going t to find that while the water may be shalshallower, you are looking a needle in a haystack. it's going to take some time. until they find the flight data recorder and the voice recorder you're not really going to have any definitive answer as to what happened. and certainly, one of the keys would be if you did get any debris, if there was an explosion, it leaves a footprint on the fuselage, on the metal. and how it would be displayed to investigators would be an enormous indication of what
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happened. >> you have confidence they'll find that recorder eventually? >> yeah, i do. the recorder, the emergency locator transmitter there's a couple of them on the aircraft. and it's in the water somewhere. it's just not in an area where they're checking right now. now they've broken the search area up into a grid basically and they're checking each square of that grid and may have to check it again. because the debris may migrate due to currents. but i'm pretty sure that the battery is going to last at least a good month. and i'm sure that they're going to find it. they certainly took time. but they did find in air france in much deeper water. >> yes, very, very tragic story and a mystery still. mark, thanks for sharing your insight. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> now malaysia airlines says its main focus of course is to care for the missing passengers'
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families and crews' families. chinese officials are facing a number of criticisms from people on the ground. the brother of ibm executive phillip wood says memories of him are helping them cope. >> he was an incredible brother, he still is an incredible brother. he was like a mentor. you know, we've all -- we all want to know what's going on. and we're just waiting, you know just like everybody, to finally hear something, to help us with this situation. >> three days later, and relatives all over the world continue to wait for answers. coming up: the waiting in crimea. our nick schifrin is there with the tense standoff at one base between ukrainian soldiers and the russians. plus girl power, the world's
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most powerful women to ban the word bossy.
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>> now to the still-tense situation in ukraine.
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reconnaissance flights over the region to monitor. ukrainian interim prime minister will visit the white house this week. in just six days, people in crimea will vote in a referendum to join russia. our nick schifrin reports. >> john, good evening. across crimea in government buildings most if not all ukrainian army bases, there is a russian contingent surrounding them. it is only a matter of time, it is felt before russians take control. ukrainian soldiers are reinforcing their defenses. they don't know if russians are going to scale the walls or come right through the front gate. there is a new directive here, whether ukrainian soldiers stand
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outside or inside, guns must be at the ready. pressure began last week. we filmed as a mob of pro-russian activists tried to storm the base. they demanded to let the russian troops through the gate. >> this is the same gate six days later, it is more calm, they reinforced the gate with soldiers. not only that, this gate is new, and over here they parked a heavy duty truck filled with cement politics are when to block -- blocks to block 9 anyy from coming in. >> officers oleg has four kids who live on the edge of the base. he shows me how he will protect them and others. >> it can slow them down np i.
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in a fight, it can give you an advantage. >> he believe he's bought the base some time at least until sunday's referendum that will decide crimea's can future. >> different provocations, differently ultimatums. >> he showed me the latest ultimatum. stand down. >> it's a real occupation. we shouldn't pretend otherwise. >> when the russian troops first arrived the ukrainians were under strict orders not to shoot. so they resisted however they could. today the order still stands. >> we are going to protect our base absolutely but not. >> not much they can do to resist physically so the most they can do is resist the
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russian's order to defect. >> we have already taken an oath, we are lawfully fulfilling our duty. >> they are fulfilling their duty as long as they can but they're not sure how long this lock will hold. >> on the deal the commander made with the russians he hopes it will last through saturday. he hopes a little publicity is the only thing can he do to stop the russians from storming the base. >> while the government organization the sixth date day of events, in venezuela, the opposition faces deepening divisions. moderates fear it could get out of control and jeopardize their push for peaceful political change. paul beban is in caracas the capitol of venezuela where he spoke to an opposition leader.
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>> you said if things don't change this conflict is going to get worse. what do you mean, civil war or armed conflict? >> it's precisely what i want to avoid, a civil war between venezuelans, that is why i am asking the government to change. if the government doesn't change its attitude, if they maintain their stubborn position, where they insist on a model that doesn't work, we may face a situation where this gets out of hand. >> you asked people not to go out and protest at night. you've asked for an end to the violent clashes but they continue. >> some people in the opposition feel that building stone barricades is a way to fight, but people won't stop when they realize that the mechanism they are using to protest is not
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working. but the government will do what they can to keep them going, they can profit from this. without a doubt, the government is profiting from this. it's not something we haven't seen before already because that divides the country. >> you've expressed a lot of faith in democratic process here but right now the opposition does not have enough support for this to turn into ukraine. they're not going to topple this government. is it going to go something like syria, more protest by venezuelan citizens against its government to stop this protesting? >> i wouldn't want that i don't think it's the same case. ukraine, syria, egypt, it's a different case. i think we're entering a crucial moment, we're waiting if there's a shift in the government's attitude, whether they continue further oppression or do they want the peace they are preaching about on tv?
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>> that was paul beban reporting from caracas. only one man a libyan was tried and found guilty of causing the lockerbie explosion. al jazeera has uncovered more information, that points to another party in iran. why this question didn't come to light earlier? >> it's a question that after our film is shown, authorities in the u.k. and the u.s. maybe will have to answer, it's quite remarkable that all the blame for this attack was pinned upon this one man, a man who -- the case against him has now been shown and agreed by many to be very flawed and a serious miscarriage of justice appears to have taken place. and the fact that the idea of
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all the responsibility for this attack could go on the shoulders of this one man, is ludicrous. >> you can see the story, lockerbie what really happened, tomorrow night on al jazeera america. grown wars, jake ward -- droan wars, jake ward was on the fight to regulate them. ♪
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>> and welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. we have a lot to cover this half hour. fighting the b-word. a new campaign to ban the word bossy and hopefully encourage more girls to become leaders. and being eight, a child's view being the child of a migrant worker.
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richelle is back with the top stories, richelle. it is that plane john. very few clues three days after a malaysia airlines flight disappeared somewhere between malaysia and vietnam. the plane was on its way to beijing. 239 people on board including three americans. authorities do know that two of those passengers on board were men flying with stolen passports. malasian officials say they've identified at least one of them but it's still not clear how the men got the tickets and why they were traveling. nato says it will fly over are poland and ukraine. while russia continues to push for crimea's secession from ukraine. back to you john. three years from the
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devastating earthquake and tsunami at fukushima, japan causing the melt down of three reactors of the power plant. harry fossett is in japan what's the latest here? >> here, nearly 300 people were killed, a buddhist ceremony going on to remember some of those people, up and down the coast of japan. more than 18,000 were killed in that earthquake and tsunami. here in fukushima prefecture there was a third disaster, we were given a rare chance to visit that plant for ourselves, see what the latest problem, continuing latest buildup of contaminated radioactive water.
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>> the streets near fukushima daiichi can feel like the world's strangest business park but the business here is managing a nuclear disaster. inside the earthquake-proof building, we gather to see what they're doing on a tour of the plant. >> here we are outside reactors one, two, three and four. three melted down. this is very much the epicenter of japan's nuclear disaster. three years ago the 9.2 earthquake, lack of cooling caused three reactor melt downs. now the control room for reactors 1 and 2, losing battle was fought against the coming catastrophe. reactor 5 wasn't running when the wave hit. now it's a test bed to repair the inaccessible closed
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reactors. >> our first priority is the contaminated water over decommissioning the plant. if we don't do this properly the people will continue to worry. >> one option: what they're testing here. freezing the soil around the reactors to prevent the groundwater from flowing in. but even if it works, it's a year away. in the meantime, they build more temporary tanks. 40 a month is this year's target. but the more tanks the more complex and unwieldy it all becomes. last month human error led to a spill of 100 tons of radioactive water. >> if you are going through the site like they have today, they are going to have more problems. >> now the situation puts huge stresses on the men and women who work there. like yoshi--a, helping me with my mask,. >> i hear that the system is
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having problems again. when i worked on it i was mentally fatigued. i wouldn't know what could go wrong can with parts that i didn't know about. it's beyond imagination. that's why the operators had such a hard time. >> we followed yoshida. and his wife. >> i think he feels responsibility more strongly than others. he can't just take it easy. i wanted him to quit but each time he found a reason not to. >> three years on this disaster is still exacting a heavy cost on a national level and on a personal one. i think that's the methodi messt we have been hearing that the personal cost really does continue. tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes, nearly 100,000 still living in
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very cramped temporary accommodation but most of all for those who lost loved ones, the prayer messages, and casting them into the wreafs, as well as that, we have seen -- waves, as well as that we have seen police coming in they do so on the 11th every the policemen in charge saying it's a way to give some comfort to those who have lost their loved ones. a much bigger ceremony across the country on this third anniversary, characterized by this situation. >> harry fossett is thank thanke update. an earthquake struck in california, 50 meet west of eureka. things could have been a lot worse. the earthquake's depth and
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distance from shore reduced its impact on land. it's the largest to hit the webcast since 2010 and was followed by at least 13 aftershocks. the star studded push to ban the b-word, bossy. it's a word that prevents girls from growing into confident young women. >> we'll talk about the other b word also. she got support from a major female power player. >> being labeled a word is important. >> i'm not bossy, i'm the boss. >> negative connotation. >> we know that by middle school more boys than girls want to lead. if you ask girls why they don't want to lead, they don't like to
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be called bossy. >> she said being called bossy. was something she heard from a teacher. successful women like former secretary of state condoleezza rice, and the head of the girl scouts, anna mary chavez, is throwing her name behind it as well. >> we need positive attributes, strong, confident, resilient, with grit, not bossy. >> this has to start at an early age, in the classroom. so it doesn't hold girls back from being strong women. >> we call girls bossy, then other b words in the workplace. we should have girls lead so we plaudit. >> they only account for 5% of
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the fortune 500 executives. >> few would argue that words matter. but let's take bossy, one word of negative words that are thrown at young women. what is the bigger goal of this campaign? >> well ban bossy is really about changing the conversation. it's about understanding that the labels we give to define behaviors matter. those labels define how girls think about themselves and they define whether girls ultimately choose to be leaders. and let's be clear about the behavior we're talking about. the behavior we're talking about is leadership. and it's behavior that's called leadership when it's exhibited by a young boy and bossiness when it's exhibited by a young girl. >> we're talking about starting at a very, very young age where
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children are young and equally ambitious. it seems the way they are socialized starts to change. can you talk about where the separation begins? >> sure. the separation really begins very early and begins to really rear its ugly head by the time girls are in middle school. when boys and girls are younger they all aspire to leadership and all have equal ambition. but by the time girls get to middle school, they have gotten messages from teachers, parents, peers of all genders who say it is not okay to be bossy. whether you're a 36-year-old or a three-year-old we all want to be liked. and when we have messages from peers that say when you exhibit this behavior of leadership you're not going to be liked it becomes harder and harder to have the courage and the confidence to continue to exhibit that behavior. by the time girls get to middle
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school, one-third have already opted out of the leadership journey. and if you ask them why, many of them say just that type of peer pressure. >> and sometimes some of the real consequence of that sometimes become internal. i mean whether it's eating disorders, sometimes young women take some of that out on them. >> that's right. and one of the things we found at the girl scout leadership institute is that many of these negative behaviors are a result of the messages that society sends girls about leadership. and those eating disorders, obesity, anorexia as well as depression are prevalent issues and these are all issues that hold girls back whether they think about whether or not they can be leaders. and that's just a message that we want to try to change, along with lean in and the rest of the powerful women that have put their support behind ban bossy.
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>> let's say you're a woman in your 20s, 30s 40s in your career. the words don't bother you, i don't care what someone says about me, these labels, can they affect your career in such a way that they can end up in a review damaging your career? >> sure. i think the labels change as women age. and you age out of bossy once you get into the workforce. but those labels transition. they become labels like "too aggressive" or "not very well liked" and unfortunately what the research has found is girls really need to be liked as well as confident to get ahead. because when you have a choice between promoting a man that's well liked by his peers and a woman that doesn't have that same positive affirmation, the choices are clear, the man will be promoted instead of the woman. i think we need to reset the expectations about what those behaviors really mean.
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when women act in a way that's direct, and clear, they're doing things that we label as leadership. but their behaviors that women are often penalized for in the workforce. and that's the kind of below the level of discrimination that i think ban bossy tries to address. >> all right. so i think beyonce said it best, i'm not bossy, i'm the boss, right? >> exactly right. >> all right. >> that's something we hope ban bossy will help for a new generation to learn, thank you. >> amy dossick, the executive of girl scouts of boston, thank you. >> it's being eight, the world through the life of a child, if you're a child of a migrant farm family in california.
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melissa chan has the story. >> before dawn and they're already awake. they won't rest until darkness comes around again. they have four children but before the girls including eig eight-year-old valerie. the california sun will soon rise and with it fierce temperatures in difficult working conditions. >> he picks strawberries. when my mom and dad used to work right there i used to go and help them. >> but on this morning, valeria who is in second grade has to go to school. she gets ready on her own. her mother's focus is on her younger sister who suffers from cerebral palsy and autism. >> you try help her to stop crying but she doesn't stop. in the mornings, i go to school.
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learn, then go to recess. learn more. go to recess. learn more, then go to recess. and then come home. and do my homework. >> many children of migrant farm workers take on part time jobs once they turn 12, the legal working age in the agriculture industry. maxamina says she will make sure she will not work in the fields. >> when i first got here, i would cry when i was working in the field. i arrived in madera, and worked in the fields. it was such a hard job. >> they earn about $18,000 a year. that's a typical credit salary for picking broccoli
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strawberries and lettuce. >> she just understands she must complete her homework if she wants to live in a big house. >> for you to get a great job, and work, and get a house. there is up to are ooms, four rooms. i want a big pool outside. flowers, lemons, oranges. apple. >> it's a dream bigger than the family trailer and for one eight-year-old. her goal. melissa chan, al jazeera, central california. and now to auto racing, where the sport is normally white and male. michael eaves tells us. >> the one aspect of that sport that is lagging is diversity. but as jessica taff reports, it is an issue nascar red li admits
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and is actively trying to address. >> this isn't your grandfather's nascar anymore. predominantly white drivers putting both hands on the wheel and trying to steer its sport towards a new audience. >> the diversity platform is an important one for nascar. we recognize that america is a demographically diverse place and nascar wants to be diverse in every part of our business. >> max segal becoming the first african american own are of a franchise, there's been a concerted effort to diversify behind the wheel. darryl wallace jr. came from nascar drive for diversity program when he was just 16 years old. the 20-year-old known as bubba became the first black nascar
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driver to run a series race in 50 years. >> i get in victory lane and they're talk about all the history behind it and the magnitude of that i'm like wow, didn't even see that so that was another tear-jerker there of being a part of that. i just go out there and do my best and next thing you know, you just had the highest finish of an african american in history. okay, sweet. >> daniel suarez, having started out 2013 running his first two races, the 22-year-old is on the pace to being kn proseries east, a regional can series, the toughest transition into the sport hasn't been the driving but the language barrier. >> i feel like we have been learning a lot about how to communicate with the team. i feel like all this you know
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thinking in english as fast as possible and send communication for the team we need to work on it, and we work on it last year and i feel like all this adaptation is pretty decent this year. >> nascar's drive for diversity program is not about forgetting about the legends of the past, it's about looking to the future and making the sport more representative of what the world is like today. nascar has one of the largest fan base of any sport in history but the criticism is it's made up of 60% men and 80% of them are white. for success like drivers swars ansuarezand white. >> for me, to encounter the bad and the negative side to it and the racism i was too young
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really to understand it. i mean i could get hand gestures thrown out, slurs being thrown out. but i was just like, okay, what is that? you know and my parents, it hit them, because they understood it of course, but they just told me to go out there and win again. okay i'll do that. we'd go out next week and win. they would stop complaining or finally say the kid's good. >> nascar's diversity program is open to anyone who has these requirements, u.s. citizens or permanent resident alien between 15 and 26. they must be a female or a member of a minority ethnicity. this program has supported more than 30 drivers and viewers at home could find more information on this program by going to >> michael eaves, thank you. drones, should they be regulated? our jake ward on the growing
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>> parts of the dakotas, plenty of cold rain and snow coming down in montana. ice jams in rivers causing flood concerns in montana. but flood concerns going away for west, western washington, and the storm systems are finally coming to an end and colder air coming in, bringing snow levels coming in. so if we do get storms it will
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come down to snow in the mountains and not just rain which will go right into the river systems. so the other part of our story is warm temperatures. boy, the east is going to be celebrating when you start out near 40° for new york. get ready, it's going to feel even better as warm air is surging to the south. it is cooling for the west. here is our flood watches that will be slowly diminishing as we get through the course of the day monday. high temperatures will be 50s and 60s off to the west, definitely much warmer for phoenix at 80. but look at the temperatures for the south and southeast. 60 for washington, d.c. and atlanta at 75. al jazeera news is continuing after the break.
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>> the allman brothers band apparently have no one to run with anymore. the group will call it quits at the end of this year.
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two long time members, guitar is are leaving and there are rumors greg allman himself will say good-bye. in the middle of a set of 14 sold-out shows at new york's beacon theater, a tradition that began 25 years ago. cease and desist letters, new organizations from using drones to film anything. as well as private drone spying on americans. now faa one man has won his case. jake ward has more from san francisco. beginning in twrai the fa 2008 d commercial drones. i would be subject to a 10,000 fine or greater from the federal agency. but a court case was brought against the faa challenging
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their right to regulate drones at all. and on march 6th that case won. earlier i spoke with brendan shulman who is special counsel for kramer levin. i asked him what laws his clients and other drone operator should be subject to. >> we have all sorts of consumer devices, golf balls and baseballs and frisbees. the fact that these devices hover or suspend over the ground at a certain height, that is a replacement for a camera boom or tripod and i don't think that necessarily has to be heavily regulated by anyone. >> drone law is in its infancy and he and his firm are one of the first to bring lawsuits in
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this subject. out of the ukrainian protests out of thailand and other places because drone adjournment really can bring a whole new perspective to the story. and that's only one of multiple sectors in which commercial drones could be useful. so we're going to see undoubtedly this battle over the idea of the skies as a public byway to put this more in credit focus more intense. that is jesse royer an iditarod can musher. very warm in alaska this year. the headlines are next. >> stories that have impact... that make a difference... that open your world... >> this is what we do...
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>> america tonight next only on al jazeera america ersatn
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online @ajamstream. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. here are tonight's top stories. three days ago a malaysia airlines flight vanished somewhere over the south china sea. the fate of 239 on board still
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unknown. the flight was on its way to beijing. search and rescue continue. two passengers on the plane raise questions about security. a standoff continues in ukraine. six days from a referendum. a vote the u.s. and the eu call illegal. nato said it will closely monitor ukraine's bother this week. the new prime minister much ukraine will be in washington. the 6.9 magnitude earthquake instruct about 50 miles west of eureka. no one was hurt, no damage reported, it was a close call but the distance of the earthquake from land reduced its impact. a campaign set out to ban the word bossy. condoleezza rice and beyonce are among the ones fighting the name
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calling. that's it for the update. you can always get the latest on our website, do keep it here. unanswered questions. also tonight, three years later. a horrible disaster. the natural and man made disasters that changed this japanese fishing village. michael


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